Clitoral Hood Reduction

Overview of the surgery: 

Clitoral hood reduction, also known as clitoral hoodectomy, clitoral unhoodingclitoridotomy, hoodectomy,  a plastic surgery procedure for reducing the size and the area of the clitoral hood (prepuce) in order to further expose the clitoral glans of the clitoris. 

Preparation Prior To Surgery: 

 Medical history assessment (any allergies, serious medical condition and all 

medications taken both prescribed and non-prescribed), physical 

examination, and laboratory tests will be performed during consultation. 

 Avoid smoking   for about 3-4 weeks prior to surgery, as nicotine interferes 

with circulation and will greatly affect healing process. 

 Stop drinking alcohol, a week before the surgery and throughout your 

recovery period. 

 Taking any medications should be avoided such as hormones, anticoagulants, 

anabolic steroids and supplements at least 4-6 weeks to prevent complicating 

medical factors prior to surgery, and also avoid taking aspirin, anti- 

inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding. 

During the procedure:  

The excess tissue is marked according to the individual’s anatomy. There is a wide variation in the shape and extent of folds. In some patients the excision is performed as a “Y” extension off the labiaplasty. Closure is usually done with absorbable sutures. 

Operation time: 

It takes 2-3 hours 

Type of Anesthesia use: 

This surgery is usually done under local or general anesthesia 

Hospital/clinic stay: 

1 night stay in the hospital for free 

Days to stay in Thailand: 

At least 7-14 days. 

Risks and Complications: 

There is a risk of bleeding, hematoma, infection, under-resection or over-resection. 

Recovery Period 

The recovery is primarily determined by the accompanying labiaplasty.